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Carillion: implications for public contracts

With the number of Carillion’s contracts with the government running into hundreds, Ruth Murray analyses on LexisPSL the impact of Carillion’s collapse on its public contracts and outlines the next steps that authorities should take.

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Feb 07, 2018

Campaigners to crowd fund legal action over conversion of school to academy

Campaigners against the conversion of a Newham primary school to academy status have launched a crowdfunding page to try to raise the money needed to take the dispute to judicial review.
Feb 07, 2018

Flexible and vulnerable workers to benefit from enhanced employment rights: PM

Employees are to get new rights to sickness and holiday pay, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.
Feb 06, 2018

Legal Aid Agency cancels procurement of education and discrimination services

The Legal Aid Agency has cancelled its procurement process for CLA (Civil Legal Advice) education and discrimination services from 1 September 2018.
Jan 31, 2018

Legislative gaps hinder "ensuring suitable education at home, unregistered settings”

Current legislation does not support local authorities to effectively safeguard vulnerable learners and ensure they are receiving a suitable education either in their home or in unregistered settings, also known as illegal schools, the Association…
Jan 29, 2018

Purchasing group for Catholic education bodies to set up £15m legal services framework

A purchasing body set up to promote better buying within Catholic education establishments and dioceses in England and Wales has launched the procurement of a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £15m.
Jan 24, 2018

Council defends decision that education, health and care plan not necessary

The Upper Tribunal has dismissed an appeal that claimed Birmingham City Council had been wrong on three grounds when it decided an education, health and care (EHC) plan was not necessary for a 10-year-old child.
Jan 24, 2018

Obese girl could be taken into care: report

An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken into care after a doctor raised concerns about her health and this led to intervention by child social services, it has been reported.
Jan 23, 2018

County council agrees exit deal with £10m+ payment after Carillion collapse

Oxfordshire County Council has formally terminated its contract with Carillion LGS Limited, following the collapse of the parent company last week.
Jan 17, 2018

Council to be prosecuted following death of school pupil

The Health and Safety Executive is to prosecute Bridgend County Borough Council following the death of Ashley Talbot, a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, on 10 December 2014.
Jan 17, 2018

City council inadvertently discloses data on children to taxi firms

Leicester City Council has inadvertently disclosed data about children to taxi firms, with the error occurring when the local authority contacted the 27 taxi operators with which it has contracts and mistakenly sent the entire database rather than…

Features and analysis

Getting out of a fix

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Alastair Currie looks at a case involving a doctor which provides useful guidance on the tricky question of fairly dismissing employees on fixed term contracts.

Covert surveillance of employees

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Is it legal to monitor your employees by covert surveillance? Mark Stevens reports on a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

Post Carillion insolvency: what next

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The collapse of Carillion this week has thrown up a range of issues for local authorities and other public bodies. David Kilduff, James Mills and Kate Webster chart a way forward.

Disability discrimination by perception

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Harmajinder Hayre looks at an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which upheld a finding of disability discrimination by perception.

Academies and DfE statutory guidance

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Are academies legally obliged to comply with Department of Education statutory guidance? If so, what is the source of that obligation? LexisPSL Local Government reports.

Compliance with the cost budgeting process

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The High Court has sent a firm message to litigants who seek to take advantage of the courts' hard-line stance on the cost budgeting process, writes Laura Murray.

Older articles

Feb 02, 2018

Procurement challenges and non-parties

Preferred bidders need to protect their interests in procurement challenges. They may choose not to be a party to the claim but they may still have to pay another party’s costs, write Ian Tucker, Chris Jackson and John Houlden.
Jan 31, 2018

Legislative gaps hinder "ensuring suitable education at home, unregistered settings”

Current legislation does not support local authorities to effectively safeguard vulnerable learners and ensure they are receiving a suitable education either in their home or in unregistered settings, also known as illegal schools, the Association…
Jan 29, 2018

Purchasing group for Catholic education bodies to set up £15m legal services framework

A purchasing body set up to promote better buying within Catholic education establishments and dioceses in England and Wales has launched the procurement of a legal services framework agreement worth an estimated £15m.
Jan 26, 2018

Personal injury awards and care costs

A High Court judge has backed the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s decision on the ‘double recovery’ of care costs. Virginia Cooper explains why.
Jan 26, 2018

Covert surveillance of employees

Is it legal to monitor your employees by covert surveillance? Mark Stevens reports on a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.
Jan 26, 2018

Pass/fail questions and disqualification

Does failing a pass/fail question in public procurement = disqualification? Emma Butcher analyses a recent Technology and Construction Court ruling.
Jan 24, 2018

Council defends decision that education, health and care plan not necessary

The Upper Tribunal has dismissed an appeal that claimed Birmingham City Council had been wrong on three grounds when it decided an education, health and care (EHC) plan was not necessary for a 10-year-old child.
Jan 24, 2018

Council defends decision that education, health and care plan not necessary

The Upper Tribunal has dismissed an appeal that claimed Birmingham City Council had been wrong on three grounds when it decided an education, health and care (EHC) plan was not necessary for a 10-year-old child.
Jan 24, 2018

Obese girl could be taken into care: report

An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken into care after a doctor raised concerns about her health and this led to intervention by child social services, it has been reported.
Jan 23, 2018

County council agrees exit deal with £10m+ payment after Carillion collapse

Oxfordshire County Council has formally terminated its contract with Carillion LGS Limited, following the collapse of the parent company last week.
Jan 23, 2018

County council agrees exit deal with £10m+ payment after Carillion collapse

Oxfordshire County Council has formally terminated its contract with Carillion LGS Limited, following the collapse of the parent company last week.
Jan 19, 2018

Post Carillion insolvency: what next

The collapse of Carillion this week has thrown up a range of issues for local authorities and other public bodies. David Kilduff, James Mills and Kate Webster chart a way forward.
Jan 19, 2018

Re X applications and representation

Lee Parkhill examines a Court of Protection ruling by Mr Justice Charles on Re X applications and representation for P.
Jan 19, 2018

Revising the s.45 code of practice

The Cabinet Office recently put out to consultation a revised draft code of practice under s. 45 FOIA. Ibrahim Hasan examines the changes.
Jan 17, 2018

Council to be prosecuted following death of school pupil

The Health and Safety Executive is to prosecute Bridgend County Borough Council following the death of Ashley Talbot, a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, on 10 December 2014.
Jan 17, 2018

Council to be prosecuted following death of school pupil

The Health and Safety Executive is to prosecute Bridgend County Borough Council following the death of Ashley Talbot, a pupil at Maesteg Comprehensive School, on 10 December 2014.
Jan 17, 2018

City council inadvertently discloses data on children to taxi firms

Leicester City Council has inadvertently disclosed data about children to taxi firms, with the error occurring when the local authority contacted the 27 taxi operators with which it has contracts and mistakenly sent the entire database rather than…
Jan 16, 2018

Council takes legal advice after planning appeal on new school dismissed

The London Borough of Bromley has said it has taken legal advice after the dismissal of a planning appeal about a proposed boys school.
Jan 16, 2018

Council takes legal advice after planning appeal on new school dismissed

The London Borough of Bromley has said it has taken legal advice after the dismissal of a planning appeal about a proposed boys school.
Jan 12, 2018

Disability discrimination by perception

Harmajinder Hayre looks at an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which upheld a finding of disability discrimination by perception.

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